We lost the DSL connection today, but the phone compney says the black-out period shouldn't last byond Monday. The Indigo Dragon sits happly under the couch in Pluvius's basement, quietly serving DrQue.net.
Not since 2001 when the White Dragon was born have we upgraded the video card. But, questioning proformance improvements, we decided to buy from Pluvius a Radeon 9600 with 128 MB. It's a bit of a step up from the nVidia Geforce 2 w/ 32 MB. We also have video capture, which we confermed can capture directly to MPEG-4 with MP3 audio. So I don't really have any more excuses not to convert the 8mm video tape to digital ;)
The DSL setup at Park Place is undergoing change, and a temporary server is being setup with Pluvius to handle DrQue.net. The phone lines are getting changed over to a new name, and due to their system, it means we have to get the current line shut-off and the new line connected. Due to the possibility of downtime, Pluvius has agreed to host DrQue.net with his connection while the change takes place.
It's been a long while (like, since June of 2002) since we've been assigned a new IP address. But, we now have a new one. All primary domains *should* be functional, with a few we don't control being switched over as soon as their respective operators get the message.
The Indigo Dragon took the show for awhile while we compiled Apache 1.33, mod_ssl 2.8.22, and OpenSSL 0.9.7e. It's been quite awhile since we've updated Apache and before we did it I wanted to be sure we had a backup server.
The Indigo-Dragon, after a lot of work, now has a fully functional setup capable of backing up DrQue.net. A lot of work went into compiling/installing all the necessary software, but we now have all the steps covered and results are good. Having a backup server is nice for a number of reasons. We can now shutdown the White-Dragon for hardware updates-- something we just don't do these days.
A 23,105 visitors toatling 478,556 hits, making dwarfing our highest previous record of 260,961 hits ( August of 2004) and 8,153 visitors (March of 2004). Most of the traffic came to the page about my sleeping quarters which was requested by 17,697 visitors-- 79.3% of everyone that showed up.